Wet Carpet Due to Plugged Evaporator Drain on Chrysler Sebring

The carpet under the right side of the dash may become wet with water. This can be caused by the AC evaporator drain being plugged with debris. Our technicians tell us that once the drain is clear, a cabin air filter should be installed to keep debris out.

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Average mileage: 91,240 (16,200–170,000)
5 model years affected: 1998, 2003, 2007, 2008, more2009
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Drivers side floor gets very wet when A/C has been running. If drain is plugged how do I clear it. I had the drain lines blown out but no luck. Is there an evaporator pan in the dash or is that where the evaporator is. I am at a loss. Can you please help. Sure don't want to take the dash off. Thanks.
Water puddles under the carpet on passenger side, near foot rest/floor crease on the right side by door frame after light or heavy rain or car wash. Water wicks up from under the carpet, forming a visible puddle. Dealer verified leak is not coming from AC drain but from the cowl under the hood. This per Dealer, is caused by a defect in a cowl/firewall weld or metal to metal crimp. This diagnosis seemed odd to me, since car is garaged, well maintained, and very low mileage. Dealer referred me to a private body shop to perform required repair since dealer has no body shop. Dealer seemed to imply this specific defect is a routine problem for chrysler brands. I am scheduled for body shop to do the repair of this leak. (I don't know what they will do yet or cost?) I'm waiting on a date to bring it in.
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